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MSNBC 8 May 2020

Trump Calls Flynn A Hero After DOJ Drops Charges

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The Justice Department is dropping criminal charges against Michael Flynn, President Trump's former national security adviser, and the president referred to him as a 'hero' Thursday at the White House. Aired 5/8/2020.


Pres. Trump calls on governors to allow houses of worship to reopen this weekend.

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In 2017, President Trump said he fired national security adviser Michael Flynn for lying. Now, Trump is blaming the FBI for Flynn's statements.
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>>> HE WAS AN INNOCENT MAN.
>>> HE WAS AN INNOCENT MAN. HE IS A GREAT GENTLEMAN.
HE IS A GREAT GENTLEMAN. HE WAS TARGETED BY THE OBAMA
HE WAS TARGETED BY THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION.
ADMINISTRATION. HE WAS TARGETED IN ORDER TO TRY
HE WAS TARGETED IN ORDER TO TRY AND TAKE DOWN A PRESIDENT.
AND TAKE DOWN A PRESIDENT. A THING LIKE THIS HAS NEVER
A THING LIKE THIS HAS NEVER HAPPENED BEFORE.
HAPPENED BEFORE. THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY.
THE HISTORY OF OUR COUNTRY. I HOPE A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE GOING
I HOPE A LOT OF PEOPLE ARE GOING TO PAY A BIG PRICE BECAUSE
TO PAY A BIG PRICE BECAUSE THEY’RE DISHONEST, CROOKED
THEY’RE DISHONEST, CROOKED PEOPLE.
PEOPLE. THEY’RE SCUM.
THEY’RE SCUM. I SAY IT A LOT, THEY’RE SCUM.
I SAY IT A LOT, THEY’RE SCUM. THEY’RE HUMAN SCUM.
THEY’RE HUMAN SCUM. THIS SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED
THIS SHOULD NEVER HAVE HAPPENED IN THIS COUNTRY.
IN THIS COUNTRY. THEY GOT CAUGHT.
THEY GOT CAUGHT. VERY DISHONEST PEOPLE.
VERY DISHONEST PEOPLE. MUCH MORE THAN DISHONEST, IT’S
MUCH MORE THAN DISHONEST, IT’S TREASON.
TREASON. IT IS TREASON.
IT IS TREASON. I’M VERY HAPPY FOR GENERAL
I’M VERY HAPPY FOR GENERAL FLYNN.
FLYNN. HE WAS A GREAT WARRIOR, AND HE
HE WAS A GREAT WARRIOR, AND HE STILL IS A GREAT WARRIOR.
STILL IS A GREAT WARRIOR. NOW, IN MY BOOK, HE IS AN EVEN
NOW, IN MY BOOK, HE IS AN EVEN GREATER WARRIOR.
GREATER WARRIOR. >> YEAH, HE DOES, FOR A GUY
>> YEAH, HE DOES, FOR A GUY THAT’S IN THE MIDDLE OF A
THAT’S IN THE MIDDLE OF A PANDEMIC, AND TALKING ABOUT
PANDEMIC, AND TALKING ABOUT BRINGING THE COUNTRY TOGETHER,
BRINGING THE COUNTRY TOGETHER, AND A GUY WHO HAS LIED TO THE
AND A GUY WHO HAS LIED TO THE AMERICAN PEOPLE FOR AS MUCH AS
AMERICAN PEOPLE FOR AS MUCH AS HE’S LIED, SEEN THE DEATH TOLL
HE’S LIED, SEEN THE DEATH TOLL SHOOT UP TO 76,000, HE SURE DOES
SHOOT UP TO 76,000, HE SURE DOES TALK TOUGH.
TALK TOUGH. >> YEAH.
>> YEAH. >> CALLS FBI SCUM.
>> CALLS FBI SCUM. ACCUSES MEMBERS OF THE INTEL
ACCUSES MEMBERS OF THE INTEL COMMUNITY OF TREASON.
COMMUNITY OF TREASON. TOUGH WORDS COMING FROM A GUY
TOUGH WORDS COMING FROM A GUY WHO, HIMSELF, WILLIE GEIST, SAID
WHO, HIMSELF, WILLIE GEIST, SAID THAT HE WAS LEFT WITH NO CHOICE
THAT HE WAS LEFT WITH NO CHOICE BUT TO FIRE GENERAL FLYNN
BUT TO FIRE GENERAL FLYNN BECAUSE GENERAL FLYNN WAS A
BECAUSE GENERAL FLYNN WAS A LIAR.
LIAR. BECAUSE GENERAL FLYNN LIED
BECAUSE GENERAL FLYNN LIED THROUGH HIS TEETH TO THE FBI.
THROUGH HIS TEETH TO THE FBI. BECAUSE GENERAL FLYNN LIED
BECAUSE GENERAL FLYNN LIED THROUGH HIS TEETH TO HIS OWN
THROUGH HIS TEETH TO HIS OWN VICE PRESIDENT, MIKE PENCE.
VICE PRESIDENT, MIKE PENCE. MIKE PENCE.
MIKE PENCE. HE WAS VERY CONCERNED HE LIED TO
HE WAS VERY CONCERNED HE LIED TO HIM.
HIM. IN FACT --
IN FACT -- >> LOOK AT THAT.
>> LOOK AT THAT. >> -- THIS IS WHAT DONALD TRUMP
>> -- THIS IS WHAT DONALD TRUMP WROTE IN REAL TIME.
WROTE IN REAL TIME. >> AMAZING.
>> AMAZING. >> HE CAN CALL THE MEN AND WOMEN
>> HE CAN CALL THE MEN AND WOMEN WHO ARE TRYING TO PROTECT HUMAN
WHO ARE TRYING TO PROTECT HUMAN FAMILIES SCUM, FOR SOME SICK
FAMILIES SCUM, FOR SOME SICK REASON THAT ONLY HE UNDERSTANDS.
REASON THAT ONLY HE UNDERSTANDS. WHY HE KEEPS CALLING LAW
WHY HE KEEPS CALLING LAW ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SCUM.
ENFORCEMENT OFFICERS SCUM. DONALD TRUMP, ON DECEMBER 2nd,
DONALD TRUMP, ON DECEMBER 2nd, 2017, SAID, "I HAD TO FIRE
2017, SAID, "I HAD TO FIRE GENERAL FLYNN BECAUSE HE LIED TO
GENERAL FLYNN BECAUSE HE LIED TO THE VICE PRESIDENT AND THE FBI.
THE VICE PRESIDENT AND THE FBI. HE HAS PLED GUILTY TO THOSE
HE HAS PLED GUILTY TO THOSE LIES."
LIES." WILLIE, NOW, IT IS THE FBI
WILLIE, NOW, IT IS THE FBI AGENTS WHO ACTUALLY FOLLOWED THE
AGENTS WHO ACTUALLY FOLLOWED THE LAW THAT HE IS CALLING SCUM.
LAW THAT HE IS CALLING SCUM. IT’S THE FBI AGENTS WHO ACTUALLY
IT’S THE FBI AGENTS WHO ACTUALLY DID WHAT THE FBI AGENTS WOULD DO
DID WHAT THE FBI AGENTS WOULD DO TO YOU OR ME OR ANYBODY ON THIS
TO YOU OR ME OR ANYBODY ON THIS SHOW OR ANYBODY WATCHING THIS
SHOW OR ANYBODY WATCHING THIS SHOW.
SHOW. LET ME BE VERY CLEAR, OKAY?
LET ME BE VERY CLEAR, OKAY? HERE’S THE THING, FOLKS, DON’T
HERE’S THE THING, FOLKS, DON’T INJECT BLEACH INTO YOUR
INJECT BLEACH INTO YOUR BLOODSTREAM, ALL RIGHT?
BLOODSTREAM, ALL RIGHT? >> DON’T LISTEN TO HIM ON THAT.
>> DON’T LISTEN TO HIM ON THAT. >> DON’T TRY TO SHOVE UV LIGHTS
>> DON’T TRY TO SHOVE UV LIGHTS UP YOUR NOSE.
UP YOUR NOSE. >> NOPE.
>> NOPE. >> NOT GOOD FOR YA.
>> NOT GOOD FOR YA. >> DON’T.
>> DON’T. >> DON’T TAKE
>> DON’T TAKE HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE, RIGHT?
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE, RIGHT? DON’T TAKE IT THE WAY THE
DON’T TAKE IT THE WAY THE PRESIDENT TELLS YOU TO TAKE IT
PRESIDENT TELLS YOU TO TAKE IT BECAUSE, WELL, HIS OWN PEOPLE
BECAUSE, WELL, HIS OWN PEOPLE SAY IT COULD KILL YOU.
SAY IT COULD KILL YOU. BAD FOR YOUR HEART TO DO THAT.
BAD FOR YOUR HEART TO DO THAT. >> MM-HMM.
>> MM-HMM. >> AND DON’T LIE TO THE FBI.
>> AND DON’T LIE TO THE FBI. YOU SEE, BECAUSE DONALD TRUMP
YOU SEE, BECAUSE DONALD TRUMP LIVES BY ONE SET OF RULES, AND
LIVES BY ONE SET OF RULES, AND YOU HAVE TO LIVE BY ANOTHER SET
YOU HAVE TO LIVE BY ANOTHER SET OF RULES.
OF RULES. DONALD TRUMP PROTECTS THE
DONALD TRUMP PROTECTS THE POWERFUL.
POWERFUL. HE DEFENDS THE PRESIDENT OF
HE DEFENDS THE PRESIDENT OF CHINA.
CHINA. HE DEFENDS PRESIDENTS AND
HE DEFENDS PRESIDENTS AND POWERFUL PEOPLE ALL OVER THE
POWERFUL PEOPLE ALL OVER THE GLOBE.
GLOBE. HE DEFENDS THE AUTOCRATIC LEADER
HE DEFENDS THE AUTOCRATIC LEADER OF RUSSIA.
OF RUSSIA. HE KOWTOWS TO THE POWERFUL.
HE KOWTOWS TO THE POWERFUL. HE LIVES BY ONE SET OF
HE LIVES BY ONE SET OF STANDARDS, AND YOU HAVE TO LIVE
STANDARDS, AND YOU HAVE TO LIVE BY ANOTHER SET OF STANDARDS.
BY ANOTHER SET OF STANDARDS. DON’T INJECT THE BLEACH.
DON’T INJECT THE BLEACH. DON’T STICK THE LIGHTS INSIDE
DON’T STICK THE LIGHTS INSIDE YOUR BODY.
YOUR BODY. DON’T LIE TO THE FBI.
DON’T LIE TO THE FBI. YET, AS SOME -- IN SOME SICK AND
YET, AS SOME -- IN SOME SICK AND TWISTED WAY, WILLIE, THIS
TWISTED WAY, WILLIE, THIS MORNING, WE PLAY CLIPS OF THE
MORNING, WE PLAY CLIPS OF THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES CALLING THE FBI, QUOTE, SCUM.
CALLING THE FBI, QUOTE, SCUM. LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN.
LET ME SAY THAT AGAIN. THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED
THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES IS CALLING THE MEN AND
STATES IS CALLING THE MEN AND WOMEN OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF
WOMEN OF THE FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION SCUM FOR SIMPLY
INVESTIGATION SCUM FOR SIMPLY DOING THEIR JOB.
DOING THEIR JOB. AND ACCUSING THEM OF, QUOTE,
AND ACCUSING THEM OF, QUOTE, TREASON, FOR SIMPLY DOING THEIR

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